Au Pairs' Lives in Global Context

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ISBN-13:
9781137377487
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
273
Autor:
R. Cox
Serie:
Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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Far from being the preserve of middle-class women from Northern Europe, au pairing is now booming worldwide. This collection, the first dedicated entirely to examining the lives of au pairs, traces their experiences across five continents showing how this form of domestic labour and childcare is thriving in the twenty-first century.
1. Introduction; Rosie Cox PART I: AU PAIRS IN THE UK 2. 'Pink Slave' or the 'Modern Young Woman'? A History of the Au Pair in Britain; Eleni Liarou 3. 'Good Families' and the Shadows of Servitude: Au Pair Gossip and Norms of Au Pair Employment; Zuzana Burikova 4. When Work Doesn't Pay: Outcomes of a Deregulated Childcare Market and Au Pair Policy Vacuum in the UK; Nicky Busch 5. Migrant Domestic Workers, the National Minimum Wage and the 'Family Worker' Concept; Jenny Moss PART II: AU PAIRS IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES 6. In a Minefield of Transnational Social Relations: Filipino Au Pairs between Moral Obligations and Personal Ambitions; Mariya Bikova 7. Bane and Boon; Gains and Pains; Dos and Don'ts...: Moral Economy and Female Bodies in Au Pair Migration; Helle Stenum 8. 'It's Not Much': Affective (Boundary) Work in the Au Pair Scheme; Elisabeth Stubberud 9. Au Pairs in Norway: Experiences from an Outreach Rroject; Lene Lovdal PART III: THE AU PAIR EXPERIENCE IN THE REST OF EUROPE 10. Ethnicity and the Au Pair Experience: Latin American Au Pairs in Marseille, France; Severine Durin 11. Part of the Family? Experiences of Au Pairs in Ireland; Aoife Smith PART IV: AU PAIRS IN THE NEW WORLD 12. Hiding in Plain Sight: Au Pairs in Australia; Laurie Berg 13. The Cosmopolitan Dilemma: Fantasy, Work and the Experiences of Mexican Au Pairs in the USA; Mirza Aguilar Perez 14. 'She Doesn't Think it Will Work Out': Why Au Pairs in the USA Leave Their Host Family Early; Christine Geserick 15. Conclusion: When is a Worker not Worker?: Tackling the Contradictions of Au Pairing; Rosie Cox
Far from being the preserve of middle-class women from Northern Europe, au pairing is now booming worldwide. This collection, the first dedicated entirely to examining the lives of au pairs, traces their experiences across five continents showing how this form of domestic labour and childcare is thriving in the twenty-first century.

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